"The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." -- Sydney J. Harris

MNCM Announces New Board and Vice Chairs

Tim HernandezMNCM is pleased to announce, Dr. Tim Hernandez, a five-year board veteran, as the new chair of the MNCM Board of Directors. Tim practices family medicine at Entira Family Clinics in West St. Paul, and precepts medical students through the University of Minnesota. He is the oldest of nine children born and raised in St. Paul. He married his high school sweetheart, Midge, while attending Carleton College.

After graduating with a degree in psychology, they moved further south to Rochester, where he received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School. Tim and Midge have seven children and 10 grandchildren with another one on the way. He has coached various sports for many years and currently coaches high school football at his alma mater, St. Thomas Academy.

WhitedMNCM is also pleased to announce, Brian Whited, MD, as the new vice chair of the MNCM Board of Directors. He has served on the MNCM Board of Directors since 2012. Dr. Whited is currently the Vice Chair, Operations of Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) after having served as the Regional Chief Medical Officer of MCHS – SW Minnesota from 2007 to 2010 and Chief Executive Officer of Owatonna Clinic – MCHS from 1995 to 2005.

Dr. Whited is a Board-certified Family Physician and practiced at the Owatonna Clinic from 1992 to 2007. He currently has a part-time clinical practice at MCHS – Albert Lea and Austin. Dr. Whited attended medical school at University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  He received his Health Care MBA in 2009 from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.  Dr. Whited currently holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.